MARYVALE, Ariz. The Angels are having a brutal spring training by won-loss standards they're last in the majors at 5-13 but they got some good news Tuesday despite another defeat, a 6-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
First baseman Albert Pujols coming off right knee surgery started in the field for the first time in 2013, and he reiterated that he doesn't expect to be a permanent DH anytime soon.
"I'm not going to DH if I can help it," Pujols said after being hit by a pitch, robbed of a homer by Brewer CF Logan Schafer and five innings with no defensive chances. "It's obviously not my favorite thing to do.
"It's just not for me.
"Last year it was hard to find the right (routine) to do in between at bats, and sometimes I hit so much in the cage during the game that I felt worn out. When you train your body over the years to do something, your body gets used to that. When you DH, though, you have to take a lot of extra hitting, and I found out last year that I over-hit and g...